CLASS OF 2020 Amid COVID-19
~Identification of Senior Credit Status
Students Who Have Met the Credit Requirements
A representative from the BHHS Counseling Department will reach out to students and their families by April 30th to affirm Oregon Diploma 2020 credit requirements have been met. A plan will be developed to continue senior's learning and transition to career and college. A letter will be sent to to each student who has met the credit requirements outlining the mental health, social-emotional supports as well as college and career readiness that will be provided through students Cohort class. Distance Learning for All will be provided through graduation.
Students Who Need to Meet Credit Requirements
A Personalized Graduation Plan will be developed for each student identified as needing to meet credit requirements. A counselor will reach out to students and their families by April 30th to confirm that the student needs additional credits to meet the Oregon Diploma 2020 graduation requirements. A plan will be developed that will include senior's learning, earning of credits, and transition to career and college. The Personalized Graduation Plan outlining the social-emotional supports, academic supports as well as college and career readiness that will be provided through students Cohort, will be sent to each student. Once the student has met the plan's requirements the student will be identified as having met the credit requirements and will continue to access Distance Learning for All through graduation.
Students Who Need additional time to Meet Credit Requirements
Students who need additional time to complete credit requirements will have until August 31st when all requirements must be met for an Oregon Diploma 2020.
~Celebrations, Traditions, and Ways to Honor Seniors
The end of your senior year comes with varying traditions designed to recognize, honor, and celebrate the accomplishments of each student's K-12 experience and learning. While this spring term represents less than 2 percent of your overall time spent learning, it also represents the culmination of over 12 years of dedication. These culminating celebrations include graduation ceremony, senior prom, senior trips, senior sunrise, senior sunset, senior breakfast, and a variety of other events and traditions.
We are striving to find ways to individually and publicly honor your efforts and academic achievements. Some celebrations will be rescheduled to a time in the future when social distancing measures are relaxed, may include online options as long as they can be made accessible to all students and families, or other formats still to be discovered.
We will be reaching out and integrating student, staff, and community voices to develop these recognition's for students in the graduating class of 2020. We recognize the diversity of our students and families and are actively engaged in looking for ways that support cultural inclusiveness and equity in all our practices and policies.
College and Career
Oregon colleges, universities, and career and technical programs and nationwide colleges and universities are requested to provide flexibility with final admission selections, including completion of specific course requirements.
The counseling department is still working with seniors on scholarship applications, Oregon Promise, and FAFSA/ORSAA completion. Contact Ms. Fulton or Ms. Battleson if you would like assistance.
We encourage you to participate in virtual post-secondary exploration resources, college and career virtual tours, and websites for resources. The CIS program that you have been using for Cohort offers great information!
Caps and Gowns for 2020 graduates will be arriving in May. Check back frequently for more information. Jones supplies all of your graduation supplies. Please visit www.highschool.herffjones.com to order your cap and gown unit.
Once social distancing measures are relaxed, take summer break to visit the school/program you have agreed to attend. If you have not declared or taking a gap year, be sure to make the most of your time and visit all campuses that you are interested in applying. Call the school/programs admissions office to set up a campus tour. If a school/program requires an in-person interview as part of the application process, you can also schedule that when you go visit the campus. Some schools/programs allow you to experience a night in the dorms or have summer programs….so be sure to ask when you call to schedule your tour!
College Application Week happens in the fall of each year. The dates for the class of 2020 will be announced in the spring. 1st week in February for class of 2020.
When should I apply?
You would be fairly safe if you have your applications submitted by the end of October but look for the application deadlines on each schools website.
If you know for sure where you are going, you can apply using early decision or early action. Keep in mind though that early decision is binding. If the college accepts you and offers you an adequate financial aid package, you must go there.
Early action is not binding so you can still apply to other colleges as part of regular admissions, however many schools won’t allow you to apply to other schools as part of their early action.
Do you have questions about scholarships? Not sure how to fill one out? When it is due? Do I qualify? These and more can be answered just see Val, Darcie, Battleson, Fulton, or Moncrief in the Bruin Center or Counseling Office.
FAFSA opens on October 1st. Be sure to plan your FAFSA events now! Get together and submit those FAFSA’s! Go to FAFSA.gov for application and submission details.
COLLEGE TRIPS & VISITS:
- College Reps will be visiting the BHHS Bruin Center
- Pacific University
- U of O
- Trips available to visit college campuses
- Oregon State University – November 6
- Linn-Benton Community College
- University of Oregon
- Lane Community College
- Southern Oregon University
- Western Oregon University
Scholarship Release and Financial Aid Presentation Night
December for class of 2020
Senior & Parent/Guardian Information Night
September for class of 2020
If you miss it you can still review the information that will be shared via PowerPoint.
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF………………………….
Signed up for SAT’s?
When do I turn in the FAFSA?
Scholarships are out when?
When are the important dates?
When is the next FAFSA workshop?
THINGS TO DO……………………………………
Pass all required classes
Complete Essential Skills Requirement- Smarter Balance (Test or Work samples)
Have CIS Portfolio completed
Complete Senior Project